UFC Vegas 64 Video: Neil Magny grabs D’arce choke and finishes Daniel Rodriguez to become the all-time champion in welterweight victories


Neil Magny was the UFC’s all-time champion in wins at welterweight after he finished Daniel Rodriguez with a D’arce choke.

It was a back-and-forth fight through two rounds in the UFC Vegas 64 co-main event but Magny came out guns blazing in the third before taking Rodriguez to the ground and looking to apply his submission game. A scramble back to the feet left an opening for Magny to first grab a front headlock, which he then quickly transitioned into a fight ending D’arce choke submission.

The end came at 3:33 in the third round as Magny secures his 20th win at welterweight, which surpasses Georges St-Pierre for all-time record.

“It feels amazing,” Magny said about his record. It is clear that all the hard work has paid off. I think I’m just getting started.

“Today’s post is a small glimpse at what I have been up to. Gilbert Burns, let’s do it in Brazil.”

Prior to his call out, Magny actually had a strong start to the fight after he took Rodriguez to the ground early and dominated with a suffocating ground game.

The momentum changed dramatically in round 2. Rodriguez became more aggressive and walked Magny to the ground while throwing combinations of hard punches. A few of the shots appeared to have Magny wobbled as he attempted to slow down Rodriguez’s advance by closing the distance and looking to work from the clinch.

Rodriguez stayed on the attack but Magny survived and that allowed him to reset and get the finish a few moments later.

Magny’s wrestling was the difference between the two fights. He dominated Rodriguez during those grappling exchanges, looking to gain position and then setting up submissions. Magny saw the ideal opening for D’arce’s choke and Rodriguez was forced to tap.

Magny is now 3-1 in his past four fights and it appears he’s ready to take a step up in competition by calling out Burns for the upcoming UFC 283 card in Brazil in January.